Dominica Country Conference (Aug 15th and 16th) to focus on ‘Creole as Cultural Heritage’

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture via Kommité pou Etid Kwéyòl (KEK), the UWI Open Campus, the University of Bedfordshire, UK and the Arts & Humanities Research Council will host the Dominica Country Conference 2019 on Thursday 15 and Friday, 16 August, 2019 at the UWI Open Campus.

The theme of the conference is “Creole as Cultural Heritage: Framing, Strengthening and Advocating”.

The event, which will take place from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. daily will bring together researchers, policy makers, practitioners, leaders and students exploring Creole issues and the public to collaborate in an effort at building resiliency in Creole-speaking countries and indigenous communities. The Conference will aim to bring issues of preservation and promotion of the intangible cultural heritage of Creole-speaking countries to the fore.

On Day One, the Conference will focus on investigative work from researchers from Dominica, the French West Indies and Seychelles. On Day Two, the Conference will focus on presentations from practitioners in various fields like education, performing arts, media and tourism, and explore both current practice and the vision that they have for the use of Dominica’s Creole languages within their various fields. These interactive sessions will encourage members of the public to participate in the Working Group activities aimed at suggestions for documenting draft policy items.

All sessions are free, and members of the public can choose their sessions or participate in the entire Conference.

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1 Comment

  1. August 15, 2019

    That is very interesting to know that Dominica have these activities going on but I didn’t hear any mention in the medical field. The young men and women should have the opportunity to pursue in that field but not much is being done. What I mean that they should be encourage to volunteer at the hospital while they are in school do they can make a choice of what career they would like to do in the medical field. There’s nurse’s aid and other fields in the nursing industry. That should be taken into consideration.

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